Sunday 18 January 2015


Good afternoon crafty friends.
The day started with a lovely bright and crisp morning with a sugar dusting of snow but it has now deteriorated into a damp chill and grey afternoon and no snow. No wonder we British are obsessed by the weather!
Still the grey weather is a perfect excuse to get in the craft room and forget what's outside.
This is the card I made with reference to a few challenges. Sorry for the poor photo quality, it's a grey day!

Over at Less is More the theme is Friends, CASology's is NBUS, Uniko Studios's is Love and Friendship and Flashback Friday is ABC, 123. ( I went with 123)
The two girls is a stamp from LOTV  called Best Friends that's been in the stash but not been inked up and the numbers embossing folder from Cuttlebug is also an old one bought 6 or so years ago, that has not been used either! Well that's 2 off the pile of Never Before Used Schtuff. So I suppose I can also enter Darnell's challenge as well.
 The sentiment is from a set from DoCrafts I got as a magazine subscription incentive called- Nostalgia- Out of Bed. The DP is from Nitwits, Bonnets and Bowties. 
I used Copics to colour the girls before fussy cutting and stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black.
Vicki is running her Flashback Friday again so I thought I would join in, I quite like reminiscing about old cards! When I first started to make cards, I didn't have much in the way of stash and stamps and dies were so expensive, I didn't possess many but I did have a printer and a pair of scissors so I used to print out numbers and letters and paste them to pretty card then fussy cut them. Here are a couple of old ones, the first from 2006.

This was made using an origami shirt and football buttons and computer printed football kit images and peel offs!!!!!!!!!!.

About 2008 and more peel offs, coloured this time and a magic slider!

Looks like I've come a long way since then and the stash has certainly grown, as has the NEBUS pile.
Go on and check out your old stash and give it a make over, then join in the fun at Flashback Friday, it's great fun. You could say as easy as 123 or ABC.

OK, better get a wriggle on and post this before getting on with the tea.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks if you leave a comment, love to read them and visit you in return if life doesn't get in the way.


  1. Weather report first snow in Dorset...yet!! Love your adorable little girls and how they are "sat" on the edge of the aperture...fab!! Weren't peel offs just the most sophisticated thing to have in your stash!!? I think I had 100 sheets from C&C for about £10 and only a handful that were actually useful. Think I still have them somewhere!! Love the magic slider, that was when supermarkets gave away carrier bags!! Must have a go at one!! xx

  2. Gorgeous card Jules and great to look back on old ones although I'm usually horrified at my early cards but yours are great. Not sure where in the UK you are but sounds like we got similar weather in Cumbria ... best place to be ... inside with a brew and a card making session.
    Thanks for linking up and sharing your card
    Less is More

  3. This looks great fun and I love the sentiment... I almost used it this week!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Loving your cards !! Great LIM entry !

  5. Your card is adorable and I love the sentiment:) xx

  6. Aw, what a perfect card for two friends...I adore the dry embossed background and the pretty paper border, too! Thanks for playing along at CASology with us this week!

  7. I love this sentiment! Great card (and here in the North of England we had a couple of inches of snow on Friday - and it's still here!)

  8. This is such a super sweet card!! I love that image and your numbered embossed background goes wonderful with your design Julie!! I thank you so much for participating with me using your old stash my friend!!! HUGS

  9. Cute card & wonderfully coloured. Stay warm & thank you for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  10. Such a sweet little image of two girls and then BAM comes the snark, hee hee! I love it, Jules, and I love how you've designed your card! It's so true! Thank goodness for those kinds of friends! Your trip down memory lane with your older cards was fun! Thank you so much for entering both the CASology and the NBUS Challenge #3! Have a great week! Hope the sun comes out!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Gorgeous colouring on that sweet image and I love the touch of patterned paper in the background. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  12. Jules what cuties and love that sentiment!
    Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Less is More
    Less is More

  13. Cute card. Love the sentiment. I love that card you did for Chris.

  14. This is such a sweet card - love the image and that sentiment is just fab (must find it). Thanks so much for joining in with our Uniko Studio challenge. xx

  15. Great card! Thanks for joining the Uniko Studio challenge!


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